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Iguana St Bar & Restaurant

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203 Victoria St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 834 2280
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and atmosphere

Iguana has a neat decor and atmosphere. The food was eclectic and full flavored. The beer menu was limited but complemented the meal. The service was very good. When we return to New Zealand we will definitely come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hamilton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very disappointing. Iguana has such a neat atmosphere and in the past we have enjoyed the experience.We had a reasonably large party, which had been booked well in advance, so staffing should not have been an issue. Unfortunately is most definitely was on this occasion. An hour after arriving, we were finally asked if we would like drinks. After a... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Iguana has a neat decor and atmosphere. The food was eclectic and full flavored. The beer menu was limited but complemented the meal. The service was very good. When we return to New Zealand we will definitely come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went there to celebrate my wifes birthday on Friday night. We'd been there before so expected great things. Service was great and food was mostly ok. Only issue was how dry pizza was. Could have done with more sauce.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

we had such a good experience on the Sunday night that we returned with 14 others for a repeat evening. We weren't disappointed. the menu was extensive and different enough to cater for us all. Top picks were the Hot Rocks, scallops, Bruschetta, steaks amongst others. The waiting staff was superb, willing to help, friendly and alert. Can't wait to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The choice of food seemed wonderful, but the actual meal was expensive and not so fabulous. The staff were wonderful and we were seated quickly. There were very few healthy options, no GF options.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We came here one Wednesday night after the movies. It was only 8pm and we'd tried at another popular restaurant only to be told that they were cleaning up for the night and kitchen was closed! So we moved on down the street to Iguana and ended up being extremely happy we had. The staff were most obliging and let... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We came here on a Tuesday night, very busy and very loud, not easy to talk. Staff great and you are not hurried even though busy. Steak good but not as good as Lone Star. I think desserts are their thing, lots of people in for dessert, we didn't but they do a dessert cocktail for about $6 on a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had huge plates of food - thank goodness we had only ordered mains! The good was very good (perhaps not flawless though) and the serving team were friendly and thoughtful. We were off to the movies soon after being seated so we got some help with what to select and then when they accidentally only logged one main, a... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have been to iguana many times and have always had great service however today was different, this morning I went have breakfast with my sister and I was asked for id which is surprising considering the amount of times I have been there before and never been asked for that. When told this the waitress was very rude. I... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Gets busy quickly and is popular with the locals. Tuesday night desserts are the best excuse to visit. Lunchs are reasonable and dinners are decent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 Victoria St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 834 2280
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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